The Snow Walker Reviews

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Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 25, 2005
[A]voids descending into the overtly sentimental by not romanticizing a harsh land...
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
April 7, 2005
Give it a whirl after you turn up the heat
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
November 20, 2004
Arctic authenticity makes up for the false notes.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
November 16, 2004
An old school adventure whose simple themes resonate with a refreshing honesty.
| Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
July 11, 2004
Através das belíssimas atuações de Pepper e da estreante Piugattuk, a narrativa desenvolve-se com calma até atingir um clímax emocional inesperado, mas eficiente.
| Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
April 6, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
March 5, 2004
The Snow Walker is not Atanarjuat, but it captures the actual scenic beauty of the North and with it, the poetic truth of brotherhood in an unforgiving land.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
March 5, 2004
The Snow Walker is a powerful, poignant and transcendent film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 5, 2004
As predicable as the annual fall of the Maple Leafs, but considerably more tragic, as traditional as the recurring scam of political patronage, but a lot more compelling, The Snow Walker is a vintage slice of Canadiana.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 5, 2004
...given the skill with which this spare story has been filmed, it's hard not to be entertained on some level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
March 4, 2004
Smith's respect and love for the wilderness is clear in every frame, and allows the viewer to become fully immersed in the characters' predicaments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
March 3, 2004
Constant interruptions prevent the story from building to a satisfying emotional pitch, leaving the film, like the characters, to trudge circuitously across that vast frozen tundra.
Kim Linekin
eye WEEKLY
October 1, 2003
Numbingly simplistic adaptation of Farley Mowat's short story, 'Walk Well My Brother.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Eddie Cockrell
Variety
March 26, 2009
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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